New video once again shows off self-healing capabilities of LG G Flex
But the truth is that LG is on to something here. And unlike the previous clip, which showed the phone getting scratched by a steel brush under controlled conditions, this time we are looking at some real life scenarios. For example, you might have the phone in your pocket while the keys jingle and jangle and leave some damage to the back cover of your LG G Flex. On the video below, you can see that rubbing keys against the back of the device left some minor scratches that were eventually minimized. A deeper scratch left by a knife (!) was about half healed after a few hours.
Apparently, warming up the phone (not in a microwave!!!) will help it heal faster. In the video, rubbing the back of the device quickly with a palm was used to speed up the self-healing process. And now that it appears that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers will be getting an opportunity to purchase the LG G Flex, the self-healing feature is receiving more and more attention.
source: MKBHD via Phandroid
2. Birds (Posts: 1058; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
I love you LG, now get this terrible LG Optimus L9 away from me and give me that G-Flex.....IDC the cost...it'll be worth it...
28. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
round is a test device that y not available widely
waiting for nxt year, samsung a cooking something special
30. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)
Nothing against LG, but a self healing front (glass) is what wee need !!! The aluminium back on my HTC One (silver) is more than resistant to scratches ! Plus is more premium than any self healing plastic... any ways Lg seems to be on the good path with their phones....More premium materials and premium design LG !
4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I want a self healing display.
17. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Sure, whatever, just make it already.
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5383; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
For those who said we will never see a flexible phone! Take that!
19. buccob (Posts: 1657; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
I think the iPhone 5 was the first flexible smartphone... Remember?http://www.phonearena.com/news
22. esperanza (Posts: 46; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)
holycrap... Watch out LG! Apple will sue you with those iFlex phones.
7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2142; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
This might be the smartest marketing gimmick this year. So instead of using material that doesn't scratch easily, this one does but heals! OMG it's a miracle! :D
8. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Yeah this “marketing gimmick” is soo... much better than any features in your beloved company curve phone galaxy round.
12. peacekeeper05 (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
like what? metal? That thing scratches easily too.
23. Finalflash (Posts: 1946; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Well yea, true innovation involves 64 bit with 1 gig of ram, anything less is just a gimmick.
24. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
This has got to be one of the most simple minded posts ever if your being sarcastic.
Self healing material is a gimmick? Take a look at your current phone....with no protection on it.... and tell me how you really feel.
9. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Except for the 720p display, G Flex actually looks and feels like a really practical phone.
21. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
High end phone but last year's screen. Just saying.
25. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And when 4k comes to phones....will we be saying that about 1080p screens?
I agree with cezarepc. These are phones.....that are effected by screen technology just like HDTV's are. Tiny screens compared to HDTV's.
I can show you a 720p HDTV that looks better than a 1080p one easily just based on color reproduction, blacks, edge lit or full array.
27. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
I meant the price you pay for the device should warrant a 1080p screen. Look at the price tag. Unless it is priced like Samsung Mega then 720p is practical.
FYI: I actually like this device.
18. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 412; Member since: 04 May 2012)
244 PPI is still pretty decent though. Just like WVGA on a 4 inch phone.
31. Birds (Posts: 1058; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Its more like 3.8 inches or qHD on a 4.5 inch screen.
10. Jason2k13 (Posts: 675; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
the design of the galaxy curve is better, this phone would look awkward and uncomfortable if you put it in your pocket.
11. cezarepc (Posts: 627; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
Who needs tough (expensive) materials when there's a self-healing option?
13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3076; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Hope this would help LG to heal some market too...
15. JunitoNH (Posts: 1027; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Wow that thing looks just like the Galaxy Nexus. Anyway, cut the gimmicks, and give me a battery the last at least forty-eight hours.
20. mdroid (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
MKBHD made it more famous! you are simply noticeable man.
26. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
A flexible phone, screen? Is the the beginning of fewer cracked, broken screens? I didnt think it was possible with capacitive screens. Resistive, yea its possible but they scratch super easy.
29. eman99 (Posts: 246; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)
Just buy a case for your phone easy as that
32. livyatan (Posts: 775; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
Ahaha, This is great.. now that Samsung will finally move away from plastic, self healing plastic will become the next big thing!
33. synthetic_llama (Posts: 22; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)
alright alright LG semi plastic car. I can park carelessly with that :D